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Old 05-15-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
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I've been wondering for a long time ....

.... how hard it would be for the police to catch a wanted criminal if they would simply buy an RV and live by traveling around the country, stopping overnight at rest stops when not settling down for a while in the same place. One can travel the whole US staying at different Indian Casinos every night or two, or even longer. They would have all the niceties of good restaurants, sports on TV, poker, bingo, or whatever, not to mention enjoying the great scenery every where they went.

I could see living my life like that, so I wonder if any criminals are doing it. As long as you didn't do something stupid to draw attention to yourself, or were dumb enough to speed or break any laws or try crossing the US border anywhere. I would think the odds would be highly in the wanted persons favor.

I am not a perfect driver and I haven't ever been stopped by police for doing anything in my life, except once as a teenager for speeding slightly, and once in a DUI checkpoint where they just looked at me, asked if I had been drinking, and said move on.

I think that would be the perfect cover and get-away for any wanted criminal. Especially one who made a big score and was satisfied living the life that many of us dream of.

What do you think? Am I missing something? Or should I just turn myself in .....

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Unless the fugitive has a pile of cash in the closet he is leaving an electronic trail. Sooner or later somebody will tie the unit to the credit card and start looking for it. It mostly depends on how hard the police want to work to find the perp. Given all the cameras in use these days it might not be much work.
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Here's the fundamental issue: "As long as you didn't do something stupid". By definition, intentionally doing something illegal is doing something stupid.
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......I think that would be the perfect cover and get-away for any wanted criminal. .
I saw something where a criminal named Heisenberg was using a 1986 Fleetwood Bounder as a portable Crystal Meth lab.
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i might have had some of these same 'ideas' !
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I saw something where a criminal named Heisenberg was using a 1986 Fleetwood Bounder as a portable Crystal Meth lab.



I say we all throw in 20 bucks and give it to bob and let him go on the lamb for a year, then we can all try and track him down...

Could be a real life "Where is the world is WaldoBob"
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Unless the fugitive has a pile of cash in the closet he is leaving an electronic trail. Sooner or later somebody will tie the unit to the credit card and start looking for it. It mostly depends on how hard the police want to work to find the perp. Given all the cameras in use these days it might not be much work.
I pay everything with cash. Purchased my current M.H. my rig with cash, use cash for eating, travel, or whatever. I don't even have a credit card, only a debit card in order to pay rent and bills now with my auto deposited SS $ each month.
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I say we all throw in 20 bucks and give it to bob and let him go on the lamb for a year, then we can all try and track him down...

Could be a real life "Where is the world is WaldoBob"
That would actually be fun once I sell my home and take off. Can put the money in an account and hold it for the first person to recognize and spot me in my travels. I am good with changing my look though.
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I pay everything with cash. Purchased my current M.H. my rig with cash, use cash for eating, travel, or whatever. I don't even have a credit card, only a debit card in order to pay rent and bills now with my auto deposited SS $ each month.
And how long could you live WITHOUT your auto deposited SS $ each month? I think the man would be seizing that deposit.
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Who would this RV be registered to? How would you renew it? What about keeping it and your license valid? One infraction not corrected leads to a warrant then a routine stop by an LEO it's all over.
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Here's the fundamental issue: "As long as you didn't do something stupid". By definition, intentionally doing something illegal is doing something stupid.
X2, throughout history a lot of the most wanted criminals have been caught by the Patrol Officer who just pulled them over, or attempted to for something stupid, or contacted them in a call for service. I think it was Randy Kraft, a mass murderer, who was DUI with one of his dead victims "sitting up" in the passenger seat, when a CHP Officer pulled him over for some minor violation as the PC for the stop. With todays technology it isn't all that hard to track people down.
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Two things about most criminals:


1. They are lazy, and do not want to work for a living.


2. They are not very smart, or else why would they enter a life of crime?


One of the above will trip up the average criminal very quickly if they try to stay off the grid.

Of course there are exceptions.
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I've got it all fingered out dudes and dudettes, I'm going to get a billion dollar insurance policy with me as the beneficiary, fake my death and then.................................. and then............................... find a place to hide forever? Gotta discuss this with Homer Simpson.
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